Sibu: CIDB Malaysia has opened an office in Sibu to oversee and facilitate the number of new projects being planned in the area.
Minister of Works Tuan Baru Bian launched the new office on March 23. Also present was CIDB Malaysia Chief Executive Dato’ Ir. Ahmad Asri.
“Sibu is not only known for its port and ship building industry. This district is also the gateway to the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). It is also a tourist attraction, especially for those who want to visit Sungai Rajang.
“Sibu has the potential to see massive development growth in the future with so many projects taking place here,” said Baru Bian.
Among the projects being undertaken in Sibu include the RM1.7 billion Phase 1 of Pan Borneo Highway (2016), Sibu’s biggest mixed development project of 18 storey residential, hotel and commercial building worth RM140 million (2017), RM90 million flood mitigation project Phase 3 (2018) and RM100 million road works project in Sibu (2019).
The Sibu office will offer services to construction stakeholders who are involved in these projects. Services such as registration process for contractors and building material as well as registration and accreditation of construction personnel can be done quickly and effectively.
At the same time, local construction stakeholders will have the opportunity to seek guidance and advise from CIDB.
As of end February 2019, a total of 96,038 contractors were registered with CIDB, with 8,650 of them from Sarawak. There are 974 contractors from Sibu.
As for construction personnel, a total of 850,000 personnel were registered nationwide, with 45,000 from Sarawak. Of these, more than 13,000 personnel are from Sibu.
Dato’ Ir. Ahmad Asri meanwhile urged local agencies to take advantage of the local CIDB office to seek more information on Construction Industry Transformation Programme.
“A strategic cooperation between local agencies and CIDB in implementing CITP initiatives will increase the achievements of construction industry in Sibu,” he said.
Apart from a branch in Sibu, CIDB also has branches in Miri and Bintulu in Sarawak, and in Tawau and Sandakan in Sabah. There are also 15 state offices nationwide.
The CIDB Sarawak Sibu branch office will be headed by Chuang Kuang Hong, who has 12 years of of experience serving in industry with the organisation.
For more information, please visit: www.cidb.gov.my
[March 25, 2019)